The Order: 1886 is GORGEOUS. The characters are as close to human as I’ve ever seen in a game, and the atmosphere is a cool, steampunky aesthetic. The trailer playing in the booth showed what looked like a cross between a zombie and a sentient werewolf, so that’s awesome, too. All that being said, the gameplay didn’t feel ground-breaking. Admittedly I don’t have a ton of experience with PlayStation and it’s also possible that the fact that I was sitting six inches away from an enormous screen skewed my perceptions. But while I bet I’d love to watch someone else play through, this wasn’t enough to convince me I need to get my own PlayStation.
I did come away with a sweet tee shirt and pin, though. A dude waiting right outside the booth immediately begged me for the pin, offering his World of Warcraft pin in trade… given my LTR with WoW it seemed like a good deal to me.
The Order: 1886 comes out in February of next year.